What is Iron Profile Blood Test?
An iron profile contains several markers that aid in detecting iron deficiency. Haemoglobin is made up of iron, which is a vital mineral. Haemoglobin is a protein found inside red blood cells that distributes oxygen to the tissues.
Why get an Iron Profile blood test?
- Iron deficiency is one of the most common causes of fatigue.
- Women lose a certain quantity of blood and iron every month due to menstruation.
- Iron insufficiency is widespread among women of childbearing age.
- Iron insufficiency is more common in vegetarians and vegans.
Instructions for use
Please take your sample in the morning. Take it at least one hour before any medication. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test.
✓ Iron: helps carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of the body.
✓ CRP HS (C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity): measures levels of inflammation in your body.
✓ Ferritin: measures the amount of iron your body stores.
✓ TIBC: measures the amount of iron in your blood.
How our Home Test Kits Work
Order your kit online and once it arrive collect your sample at home.
Drop off the parcel preferably in the morning to get the earlier box clearances. Using the Return Track24 pre-paid label on each test kit, drop the package off at the nearest Royal Mail Priority Red Box to return it to the Lab.
Once your results are ready, we will send you an email with your certificate.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for Iron Profile Blood test results is 1-3 working days of receiving in the laboratory. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Please take your test on a Monday to Thursday to avoid delivery delays at the lab.